Wollongong White Heather Scottish Country Dance Club
The club meets each Monday evening at 7:30-10:00 at the St Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall at the corner of Kembla and Burelli Streets, Wollongong (see map).
Everyone is welcome on a Monday evening and a fun night is guaranteed with old dances, new dances and practice for any upcoming socials. We often have our numbers boosted by colleagues from neighbouring clubs like Tahmoor and the Southern Highlands and over the years we have welcomed visitors from all over the world.
Teacher, Secretary, President
About the Club
The club has been meeting since 1964 and Arnold Thurling has been the teacher and driving force of the club most of this time. Arnold is one of the first in Australia to be honoured by being given a Branch Award from Scotland for Outstanding Service to Scottish Country Dancing. Below is a picture of him at the fortieth annual social celebration on 6 August 2005 being presented with this Sydney Branch Award by the Chairman, Jeanette Stephan.
We have our Social each year on the first Saturday in August at which we welcome visitors from surrounding areas, interstate and overseas. The Social is held at the Ribbonwood Centre at Dapto, 12km south of Wollongong City centre, and is easy to reach from theFreeway from Sydney in the north and Nowra in the south. Entry is from the Old Princes Highway via Moombara Street and parking is on the north side of the building.